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For Good. Forever.
For Good. Forever.
Our support for the community is possible because of the generosity of past and present Winnipeggers.
In 2013, The Foundation distributed more than $21 million in grants. Approximately half of the Foundation's grantmaking dollars are awarded in response to requests from community organizations, through applications to our grant programs. The following is a summary of the granting programs offered by the Foundation. If you have any questions, please call 204.944.9474 (toll free 1.877.974.3631) or email our Grants Team.
Agency Funds
The Winnipeg Foundation provides additional services for registered charities by assisting with the establishment of Agency Endowment Funds.
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Grant Programs at a Glance
Application Dates
Community Grants
The Foundation’s main grants program supports a wide range of community projects.
Requests less than $100,000
Jan. 30    (decision in May)
Apr. 30     (decision in Sept.)
Sept. 30   (decision in Jan.)
Requests $100,000 & greater
Apr. 30    (decision in Nov.)
Camp & Summer Programming Grants
Up to $10,000 for summer programming activities for disadvantaged children and youth.
Feb. 15
(decision in Apr.)
Up to $5,000 to charitable organizations taking concrete steps toward more sustainable operations.
Currently on hiatus. Please visit the EnviroGrants page for more details.
Growing Active Kids Grants
Grants for cultural, educational or recreational opportunities to children and youth living in and around social housing.
Apr. 15
Oct. 15
(decision in May)
(decision in Nov.)
Literacy for Life Grants
Up to $4,000 for intergenerational literacy programs across Manitoba.
Feb. 1

Jun. 1
Oct. 1
(for spring & summer
(for fall programs)
(for winter programs)
Nourishing Potential Grants
Up to $10,000 to charitable organizations to provide nutritious food for children and youth.
Apr. 15
Oct. 15
(decision in May)
(decision in Nov.)
Professional Development Grants
Pilot program to provide charitable organizations access to professional development learning opportunities.
Visit the Professional Development Grants page for details.
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